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11th Panchen Lama: inheritance, promotion of Tibetan Buddhism depends on ourselves

2019-01-15 09:46:00China Tibet Online



Why do we need to interpret the doctrines of Tibetan Buddhism? It is to further carry forward Tibetan Buddhism even better in today's society and era. Our ancestors were able to make Tibetan Buddhism play an active role in their society and era, so Tibetan Buddhism was retained, inherited, and carried forward to today. There have been many religions throughout history, but only a few have survived. Tibetan Buddhism is one of them. But what will happen in future? Will it continue to be carried forward for the next hundred or two hundred years, or even after a thousand years? That depend on how we contemporary Tibetan Buddhists do. The current environment and policies are very good in all respects.

The Party Central Committee attaches great importance to ethnic and religious work. The United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee and other departments have opened up and provided us with good paths and platforms to let us do as much as we can. This is how they care for Tibetan Buddhism. It is also the best time for us to inherit Tibetan Buddhism so that it can continue to survive for thousands of years. But the key is within ourselves.

— The Panchen Lama Erdeni Choskyi Gyalpo, a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and a vice president of the Buddhist Association of China, was quoted as saying in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Seminar on the Interpretation of Tibetan Buddhist Doctrines.

Editor:Tommy Tan.

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